As part of our commitment to the arts locally we are pleased to support Canterbury Music Club as it celebrates its 80th anniversary
Its next concert, on Sunday, February 20, features pianist Simon Lepper and tenor Mark Padmore with a varied programme of songs by several composers including Vaughan Williams, Faure, Finzi, Britten and Tippett.
The concert starts at 3pm and takes place in the magnificent Colyer-Fergusson Hall at Kent University, Canterbury.
Simon Lepper, who was born in Canterbury, read music at King’s College, Cambridge before studying piano accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music and later at the Fondation Royaumont.
He is professor of collaborative piano and a vocal repertoire coach at the Royal College of Music, London where he is also in charge of the collaborative piano course. Since 2003 he has been an official accompanist for the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition.
Mark Padmore was born in London and studied at King’s College, Cambridge. He has established an international career in opera, concert and recital.
His appearances in Bach Passions have gained particular notice, especially his renowned performances as Evangelist in the St Matthew and St John Passions with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Simon Rattle, staged by Peter Sellars.
If you can’t attend the live performance why not book a ticket to watch the concert live streamed. Book ticket here.